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The Complete Catholic Handbook

The Complete Catholic Handbook

Sixth Article of the Creed

  1. What is the sixth article of the Creed?
  2. What do you mean by the words, ‘He ascended into heaven?
  3. What do you mean by the words, ‘Sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty?

  1. What is the sixth article of the Creed?
    The sixth article of the Creed is, ‘He ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of the Father Almighty’.

    Ascend. As God, our Lord had always been in heaven; but as man, He was there only from the time of His Ascension.

    At the right hand, etc. This means that Jesus is equal to the Father as God, and next to Him as man.

  2. What do you mean by the words, ‘He ascended into heaven?
    By the words, He ascended into heaven’, I mean that our Saviour went up Body and Soul into heaven on Ascension Day, forty days after His Resurrection.

    On Ascension Day. Our Lord went to heaven
    1. to receive His reward as man;
    2. to be our advocate;
    3. to prepare a place for us;
    4. to send the Holy Spirit.

  3. What do you mean by the words, ‘Sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty?
    By the words, ‘Sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty’, I do not mean that God the Father has hands, for He is a spirit; but I mean that Christ, as God is equal to the Father; and, as a man, is in the highest place in heaven.

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